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CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)
(CFDA No. 84.161)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, P.L. 93-112, as amended. Title
I, Part A, Section 112, (29 U.S.C« 732) (Expires September 30, 1986).
Funding Since 1980: _!/
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
1981 3,500,000 2,800,000
1982 3,500,000 942,000
1983 3,500,000 1,734,000
1984 6,000,000 6,000,000
Purpose: To inform and advise clients of all available benefits under
the Rehabilitation Act and related Federal and State assistance programs;
to assist clients in their relationships with projects, programs, and
facilities providing rehabilitation services; to help clients pursue
legal, administrative, and other available remedies when necessary to
ensure the protection of their rights; and to advise State and other
agencies of problem areas in the delivery of rehabilitation services and
suggest methods of improving agency performance.
Applicant Eligibility: Grants to States support Client Assistance Pro-
grams (CAPs) administered by public or private agencies designated by
Governors* Such agencies must be Independent of any agency which pro-
vides services to individuals under the Act unless an agency to be desig-
nated had, prior to the Rehabilitation Amendments of 1984, served as a
client assistance agency under Section 112 and received Federal financial
assistance under the Act.
II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives
During FY 1984, the Department's principal objectives were:
o To Implement this new mandatory program through the development
of program regulations and a grant reporting system.
o To process and award grants so that a Client Assistance Program
would be in effect 1n every State by October 1, 1984.
o To develop a Request for Proposals and make a contract for an
evaluation of the program.6.1